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QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Q: Who is going to be the guy who steps up as the clubhouse leader down the stretch? — JIM, FORSYTH, ILL.
A: They’ve gotten this far without one so it is doubtful somebody is suddenly going to emerge in that role. They don’t so much need a leader in the clubhouse as they need run producers on the field. Leaders in the clubhouse are nice, somebody professional like Scott Rolen, but it takes a long time in the game with a lot of success for the other players to accept you as a leader. It is something the players decide and isn’t somebody stepping up and say, “Hey, I’m the leader. Follow me.” Doesn’t work that way.